The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, the place where family and friends gather to enjoy good food and share stories. This is why even in homes with spacious interiors, a cozy kitchen doesn’t look out of place. In today’s post, the kitchen contractors at Envy Home Services share tips on how to create your own cozy kitchen.
Declutter Your Kitchen
Before you even consider committing to a remodeling project or buying new items, consider decluttering first. Often, too many items in the kitchen can make it look cramped. Set aside a weekend clearing out your drawers and cabinets and discarding things that you don’t need. Once you’re done decluttering, assess how your kitchen looks and decide whether or not it needs a remodel.
Place Emphasis on Seating
All cozy gathering spaces have one thing in common — they all have comfortable seating. This is why a central piece like a breakfast nook, island or a small dining table is a must. The seats don’t have to be formal: bar stools and traditional dining chairs work equally well. Dedicated lighting fixtures can also be planned to emphasize this area, which would work especially well if you have an open floor plan.
Add Pops of Color
While a monochromatic kitchen is a great design in itself, it can sometimes look sterile or too wide open. Pops of color can break the monotony and bring the space together, and the easiest way to do this is to install pieces with vibrant colors. Seating, decor and appliances are all fair game. If you’re planning on doing some remodeling, plan your kitchen’s color palette and choose complementary colors for your cabinets, drawers and floor tiles.
Brighten Up Your Kitchen
A good lighting plan can help tie even the most disparate design elements together. A typical kitchen lighting plan consists of several layers of lighting that all contribute to the overall ambiance. Even the lighting fixture style can make a difference, so don’t rule out getting new fixtures when planning your kitchen lighting. Even natural lighting can make a difference — consider getting rid of heavy drapes and replacing them with sheer panels, lace or other kinds of light window treatments.